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Basil Lvoff
Program: Comparative Literature
Areas of Concentration: (Russian) Formalism; Mikhail Bakhtin; quantitative/digital v. qualitative methods; poetic language; genre theories; literary evolution; essayism; documentary literature; translation; theories of humor
Languages and Literatures: English, Russian, French, Italian
Country of origin: Russia
Publications:
  • “The Literary Journalism of the Formal School: Yuri Tynianov, Viktor Shklovsky, Boris Eikhenbaum.” Diss. Moscow State University, 2015. Print.
  • Brodsky, Joseph. “For School-Age Children.” Trans. Basil Lvov. Inventory 5 (2015): 4–5. Print.
  • [Coauthor] “Indictment or Endorsement? Leviathan in Putin's Russia. An Ulbandus Roundtable.” Ulbandus Online. Web. <http://www.ulbandus.org/leviathan-roundtable.html>
  • When Theory Entered the Market: The Russian Formalists’ Non-Marxian Approach to Mass Culture. Ulbandus (The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Review of Columbia University) 17. Forthcoming.
  • “Merry Formalism.” Homo Legens. Forthcoming.
  •  “Viktor Shklovsky’s Petersburg: Magazine as a Feuilleton.” Medi@lmanac 5 (2014): 74–83. Print. [Medi@lmanac is an academic journal of Moscow State University.]
  • “Andrey Bely and Boris Eikhenbaum: ‘Along the Lines of Journal Criticism.’” Medi@lmanac 6 (2013): 128–136. Print.
  • “By the Way of Dispute.” Voprosy Literatury 2 (2012): 9–29. Print. [An article on Viktor Shklovsky and the Russia avant-garde.] [Voprosy literatury [Problems of Literature] is a leading Russian academic journal.]
  • “Andrey Bely and Boris Eikhenbaum: ‘Along the Lines of Journal Criticism.’” 100 Years of Russian Formalism. International Congress. Eds. Vyacheslav V. Invanov et al. Moscow: Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2013. 175–176. Print.
  • “Automatized Estrangement: A Critical Essay.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 1 (2013): 58–65. Print. [Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi [Journalism and the Culture of Russian Speech] is an academic journal of Moscow State University.]
  • “Canon Formation in its Relation to Strangeness: Russian Formalism and Harold Bloom.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 2 (2012): 86–103. Print.
  • “Estrangement in Prose and Creative Journalism.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 3 (2011): 47–53. Print.
  • “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning: In Memory of Svetlana Svetana-Tolstaia.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 4 (2010): 4–8. Print.
  • “Poetry of John Donne and Joseph Brodsky.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 4 (2009): 27–38. Print.
  • “The Concept of Estrangement in the Works of Viktor Shklovsky.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 2 (2009): 22–32. Print.
  • “Hyperinflation of the Word.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 3 (2008): 34–40. Print. [An article on the language of Soviet newspapers of Stalin’s era.]
  • “A Conceptual Analysis of the Notion of Patriotism in the Essays of Leo Tolstoy.” Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 3 (2007): 24–32. Print.